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Topic: Basics of the Memorized Deck
Message: Posted by: dan84 (Feb 20, 2012 01:09PM)
I have been learning Tamariz' stack as I would like to learn some tricks with a memorized deck. I am reading through Mnemonica I have to say that I am finding it a bit heavy going as I have never done any tricks with a MD before and it all seems a bit technical. Are there any good sources for introducing memorized decks and routines that might give me some background knowledge before I delve deep into Mnemonica? Thankyou
Message: Posted by: Ian Richards (Feb 20, 2012 01:36PM)
Go to Simon Aronson's website:

http://www.simonaronson.com/home.htm

then go the Magicians Only section and download "Memories Are Made Of This"
Message: Posted by: Uli Weigel (Feb 21, 2012 01:50AM)
What's the problem? You have Tamariz' book and ask for good sources? Everything you want to know (and more) is right there. Just read it. There's even a basic routine to develop your skills, called "Divination". And don't forget to follow Tamariz' advice: Learn, study and practice "Divination". When you're ready to perform, throw the book away and perform the routine as often as you can.
Message: Posted by: Jefferson (Feb 21, 2012 08:20AM)
Pit Hartling has a great effect called unforgettable. It is a wonderfully constructed effect.
Message: Posted by: Uli Weigel (Feb 21, 2012 09:19AM)
With only two perfect faro shuffles, Hartling's Unforgettable is of course the perfect trick for someone, who finds Mnemonica a bit technical...
Message: Posted by: dan84 (Feb 21, 2012 12:21PM)
Thank you Ian I will try that. hanks TUli after having learned the stack I went back to the book and read through the first couple of tricks. My problem is that I don't understand why certain things work (deck back into staystack etc). I am wanting a good basic source so I can "learn" about the memorized deck without just going through the motions, my reason being if something goes wrong, I will know 1:why and hopefully 2:how to rectify it and or turn it into another trick. My problems are not that I can't do the faros, false shuffles etc most of my trick rely on intermediate/advanced sleights, its just that I feel I am reading a foreign language, its the same when I try and read the Faro diagrams in ECT.
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Feb 21, 2012 01:04PM)
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On 2012-02-20 14:09, dan84 wrote:
Are there any good sources for introducing memorized decks and routines that might give me some background knowledge before I delve deep into Mnemonica? Thankyou
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Look no further!

I designed my [url=http://headinside.blogspot.com/2008/06/memorized-deck-online-toolbox.html]Memorized Deck Online Toolbox[/url] to take you from the basics up to the more advanced aspects of memorized decks.

Even better, everything on the list is available online for free!
Message: Posted by: edh (Feb 21, 2012 03:11PM)
Scott, that's great stuff. :)
Message: Posted by: dan84 (Feb 22, 2012 11:36AM)
Thanks for that scott!!